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Culture Musical Club and Bi Kidude

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 December 2005

Lucy Duran presents the second of two programmes from Zanzibar.

She visits the world-famous Culture Musical Club, and meets the singer and 2005 WOMEX award-winner Bi Kidude, who at the age of 94 is still teaching young girls the art of good sexual practice through her songs.

Music and featured items

19 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • The Kanga tradition.

    Lucy Duran meets Werner Graebner and talks about the Kanga tradition.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Culture Musical Club with Rajab Suleiman (qanun solo)

      Culture Musical Club with Rajab Suleiman (qanun solo) Taqsim Qanun

      arr Culture Musical Club/Rajab S

  • Culture Musical Club.

    Lucy at the legendary Culture Musical Club.

  • Music Played

  • Cultural Music Club's accordionist

    Lucy interviews Cultural Music Club's accordionist.

  • Music Played

  • Interior of Culture Musical Club.

    Lucy describes the charming room housing the Culture Musical Club.

  • Bi Kidude.

    Lucy and Werner talk about Bi Kidude, Zanzibar’s most famous female Taraab singer.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Culture Musical Club with Bi Kidude

      Culture Musical Club with Bi Kidude Muhogo Wa Jang'ombe

    • Image for Culture Musical Club with Bi Kidude

      Culture Musical Club with Bi Kidude Beru

  • Swahili initiation tradition.

    Msondo is a Swahili initiation tradition of women singing and drumming for women only.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Bi Kidude with her Msondo group

      Bi Kidude with her Msondo group Msondo initiation Song

    • Image for Bi Kidude with her Msondo group

      Bi Kidude with her Msondo group Msondo initiation Song

  • Mohammed Ahmed.

    Lucy interviews Mohammed Ahmed, one of the greatest Taraab composers.

  • Modern Taraab music.

    We hear a Modern Taraab group’s rehearsal in the old fort.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kikundi Cha Sanaa

      Kikundi Cha Sanaa Moden Taarab

  • Lucy on the Indian Ocean.

    Lucy ends the programme on a Dhow (a traditional sail boat) on the Indian Ocean.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Culture Musical Club with Rajab Suleiman (qanun solo)

      Culture Musical Club with Rajab Suleiman (qanun solo) Taqsim Qanun

  • Culture Musical Club

    Culture Musical Club

  • Lucy Duran with Bi Kidude

    Lucy Duran with Bi Kidude

  • Stonetown, Zanzibar

    Stonetown, Zanzibar

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